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El Fenix Famous Mexican Restaurant

) #39 of 3,048 Restaurants in Dallas $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
+1 214-747-1121
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (60 reviews)
“sopapillas” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
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1 - 10 of 559 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Supposedly we had a new waiter, but if that was true he needed to still be shadowing somebody. We didn't get chips and salsa for at least 30 mins after sitting down. We ordered guacamole and were brought queso (with no chips on the table...More

Thank Kaitlyn E
Reviewed 5 days ago

While in the Dallas area recently we ate Mexican food 3 of the 4 nights there. We LOVE Mexican food. Sorry to say it, but this was quite average and almost everyone in our group concurred. One said it was below average, but we out...More

Thank vagabond116
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to another location and thought this was much better. This is a very convenient lunch if you've just finished the Perot Museum and definitely worth it. Service was great and the food was good.

Thank Armenius919
Reviewed 1 week ago

here for a quick lunch stop and the food and service were great! Recommendations were spot on and the constantly replenished fresh, hot corn chips with homemade salsa were fabulous! Would certainly go back!

Thank CeeVees
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a huge El Fenix. Parking is horrible on the weekends though. It was packed, I mean super packed. But we sat right away, I don't know how but we did lol. Staff was extra friendly. Chips and salsa are very good. Prices are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited other locations before and always have been pleased. But this location was disappointing. We were seated immediately but then waited over 10 minutes before anyone approached our table for any service. They were focused on getting us chips before finally asking for...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Fenix is one of the traditional restaurants that have upheld their reputation. The service was efficient; the food was hot and fresh; the chips were warm and crisp. Overall it was, as expected, good and reasonably priced.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a trip advisor reviewer and in January, 2017 wrote a review on this restaurant stating I felt it was one of the bst TexMex restaurants. What a difference 6 months makes. I don't know if they are intentionally changing their food, or if...More

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We love coming to El Fenix! The margaritas and chips are the best! We ordered fajitas and were stuffed. The service is also always top notch. Definitely a must stop when you're in DFW!

Thank kelleynr
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed Fenix. Good food served quickly. The service was great as well. The guac was amazing to start. Enchiladas were delicious. Wrapped up with a lone sopapilla as I didn't have much room left! Walking distance from most of the hotels downtown so it's...More

Thank Todd G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
is there a happy hour, or any drink specials?
27 January 2017|
Answer Show all 7 answers
Response from Debra P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Margaritas have won the best Margarita in Dallas several years running. Not a live bar though if that's. What you are looking for. Try Happy Hour or the Rustic.
Thomas B
what is Wed. special?
23 June 2016|
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Response from ToppopNorthCarolina | Reviewed this property |
We didn't dine on a Wednesday, nor look at the specials, so I'm glad someone else could answer. However, I just discovered they have a website, complete with menu and prices that makes me wish we had one nearby! I'm sure... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: +1 214-747-1121
  • E-mail
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